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Weekly Updates October 7th

Thank you everyone who attended our first general meeting of the year. If you didn't have the opportunity to come you can catch up by reading the minutes.


Next PTG general meeting will be Wednesday, November 13th.


Communications

PTG Calendar- Stay up-to-date with all the upcoming school events. To see what we've got planned check out this years schedule or subscribe to our google calendar. Make sure to check the calendar often as it is updated frequently as dates change and new events get added.

PTG Recruitment- Your time is just as important as your money. The PTG is a completely volunteer run organization. To meet our goals, we need a lot of human power. Check out all the roles needed to make the work of the PTG happen in the McGlynn PTG Volunteer Positions 2019-2020 descriptions. If you have a few extra hours a month and want help us bring enrichment and community to the McGlynn Elementary School, please contact Bailey Schendell (execboard@mcglynnptg.org).

Parent Directory- We've made it to 33% participation in AtoZConnect. Thank you to everyone who took the time to join last week. The higher participation in the parent directory the more useful it becomes. If you haven't signed up yet please take a minute. Please encourage any parents you know to sign up.Directions to sign up:

  • Go to join.atozconnect.com and click on “Sign Up Now."

  • Enter the school zip code then select our school from the "Select Organization" drop down menu.

  • Complete the form to send in your join request.


Room Parent Recruitment- Thank you to everyone who signed up to be a room parent this week! The PTG is still recruiting Room Parents for each classroom. All the research show that having parents in the classroom increases academic success for all students. If you are interested in volunteering in your child's classroom a few times over the next year, you can sign up here.

Enrichment



Hip Hop comes to McGlynn After school- This Fall the PTG will be offering a Hip Hop class open to students in grades 1-3 taught by Boston Mobile Dance Studio. The session will run for 6 weeks, from November 1st to December 13th. The cost is $72 per student. Sign up flyers will go out this week. Thank you so much Bindi Doshi for setting this up!



Recycled Arts and Crafts Club- Recycled Arts and Craft Club started last week. We had 31 students signed up. Last Thursday they started the club off with some paper bag paintings. We're all looking forward to seeing the great art our students will produce using recycled materials. Thank you so much Renee Hanley for leading this club.

After School Sword Games- There is still time to sign up for Sword Games! Fourth and fifth graders, join us for six Thursdays of foam swords and fun! Heroes learn courage, compassion, and honor, as well as how to solve problems, battle monsters, survive a duel, and help your teammates. You can sign your student up to for this after school adventure by filling out this form.

Fundraising


Annual Pie and Bread Fundraiser- Information on our Annual Pie and Bread Fundraiser will go out over the next two weeks. This year we will be getting out pies local, from Wilson's Farms!

Jingle Bell Run- We would love to have a good showing at the Jingle Bell Run this year. Last year we raised $886 though sponsorships and participants choose Mcglynn PTG as their charity when registering. If you want to be part of our McGlynn Team you can register for the race here. If you know of a local business that might be interested in sponsoring the McGlynn team please reach out to execboard@mcglynnptg.org or Stephanie Tapia on Facebook. Thank you Stephanie for taking the lead on this awesome fundraiser.

Don't forget about our ONGOING FUNDRAISERS


Mustang Spirit Shop- The Mustang Spirit Store provides everything you need to show your McGlynn Mustang Spirit. This year we have created an online store as well as expanded our merchandise. You can also order merchandise by filling out this form and sending in with your child. 


Textile Recycle Bin- Do you have old clothing, shoes, or curtains you need to get rid of? Drop off your textiles, whatever the condition, any time in the white bin in the school parking lot marked “McGlynn Elementary.". The PTG gets paid by the pound for whatever is in the bin. Check out our website (www.mcglynnptg.org) for a full list of what’s accepted.


Boxtops for Education- We ask families to collect Box Top labels from participating products and send them into school. We submit the labels by November 1st and March 1st of each year. The PTG receives 10 cents per label submitted. Check out the Box Tops website for ways to earn even more for our students.

Amazon Smile- Everyone orders from Amazon!! The PTG asks for your support by selecting the McGlynn Elementary Parent Teacher Group by logging on to www.smile.amazon.com. By doing so, Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to the McGlynn PTG which in turn will be used to fund fun and enriching activities for our students.


Community Engagement

Cultural Awareness Night- This year the PTG will be sponsoring a Cultural Awareness Night on October 24th in conjunction with the McGlynn Cultural Awareness Week. We are still looking for families willing to share parts of their culture with our community including; fashion, language, holidays, books, toys, dances and art. If your family has something to share or you want to help plan this evening for the Mcglynn Community celebrate our diversity please reach out to Bailey (execboard@mcglynnptg.org).

Harvest Your Energy Festival- This weekend Mayor Stephanie M Burke presents the 10th Annual Harvest Your Energy Festival on Saturday, October 19, 12-3pm, behind the McGlynn School. The festival will feature electronics recycling, paper shredding, textile recycling and “Windy’s” 10th birthday and the Annual Green Awards – we are currently taking nominations for the Green Awards for businesses, residents and non-profits and we are looking for a few more good candidates!

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